Volume 18

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    Working with Library Student Workers in a Remote Environment

    When UC Libraries closed its physical locations in mid-March in response to COVID-19, student supervisors transitioned quickly not just their own work online, but that of their library student workers. All interested and available library student workers were given the opportunity to finish spring semester working remotely. This provided them the opportunity to continue to earn an income, remain engaged with coworkers and to provide essential library services while they and learned new skills. The tasks the library student workers performed varied across departments depending on unit needs, priorities and opportunities. From shelving books to repairing books to helping users find the right books in the collection, library student work…

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    Volume 18,  Volume 18, Issue 3

    Standing Together

    Xuemao Wang | Vice Provost for Digital Scholarship and Dean and University Librarian I have watched and have been deeply moved over the last few weeks as people around the world respond to the May 25th murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers. Each news cycle seems to bring another senseless killing of black Americans, from Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, GA to Breonna Taylor in Louisville, KY and, most recently, Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta, GA. The national and global protests point out the painful reality that America is still far from her original creed that all men are created equal. The American Library Association (ALA), Association of Research Libraries…

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    Volume 18,  Volume 18, Issue 3

    Supporting Students and Faculty in a Time of Crisis

    Since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses and organizations worldwide have sought new and innovative ways to continue to cater to their users and provide the best possible services in a truly unprecedented situation. The University of Cincinnati Libraries is no exception. Over the last three months library faculty and staff, in collaboration with university partners such as Student Government and IT@UC, and in conversation with faculty from across campus, have made a swift transition to remote online services. All the while, the Libraries has stayed committed to their mission to empower discovery, stimulate learning and inspire the creation of knowledge by connecting students, faculty, researchers and scholars to…

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    Volume 18,  Volume 18, Issue 3

    10+ Online Tools to Help You Practice Social Distancing, Be Productive and Stay Happy

    Maggie Patel | Business & Data Analytics Librarian in the Reference, Teaching and Services Department In March, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us found ourselves working remotely suddenly. It can be a struggle to work without access to many of the in-person tools we have at our offices or in the library. Luckily, the university, Libraries and some vendors are making their resources freely accessible or extending trial periods. While we all practice social and work distancing, use the following tools to perform research, collaborate with your team and even keep up your mental well-being. Collaboration ToolsCollaboration platforms allow you to work as a team remotely.  They allow…

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    Volume 18,  Volume 18, Issue 3

    Press Launches Platforms and Pathways in Social Innovation

    By Elizabeth Scarpelli |Director of the University of Cincinnati Press The University of Cincinnati Press is proud to launch Platforms and Pathways in Social Innovation as part of its dynamic, open access publishing platform. University press publishers help to shape disciplines through the dissemination of rigorous, peer-reviewed scholarly writing. Some publish monographs, others include journals mostly intended for other scholars. All publish in print and eBook formats, a few in open access. At the University of Cincinnati Press, our staff strive to connect the academy to the people and theory to practice. We believe scholarly content should be open for all to read; not only those with academic or financial…

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    UC Libraries’ Click & Collect Service Offers Access to Library Print Materials

    The University of Cincinnati Libraries is providing users with access to print collection materials in order to support UC teaching and research. The Click & Collect retrieval and pickup service allows UC users to request print library materials in the Library Catalog for pickup at designated library locations. Requests made by 9am Wednesdays will be available for pickup between noon-4pm on Thursdays. Due dates have been automatically set for August 10. When searching for print materials in the Library Catalog, items with the status of “Held By Library” are available for request. Items from one library location cannot be requested for pickup at another library location. Click & Collect started…

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    Volume 18,  Volume 18, Issue 3

    Call for Submissions from UC Faculty and Staff of 2019 Creative and Scholarly Works

    The University of Cincinnati Libraries is collaborating with the Faculty Senate, the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost and the Faculty Enrichment Center to bring back the popular Authors, Editors & Composers event and exhibit last held in 2013 and incorporate it into the Life of the Mind lecture series. The re-imagined Life of the Mind will create one event that will celebrate the achievements of UC’s artists, authors, editors and composers together with a presentation by a distinguished faculty member and panel discussion to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue on an emergent theme. Still named Life of the Mind, the lecture is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020…

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    Volume 18,  Volume 18, Issue 3

    Working for a Living. Exhibit features Labor Collections in the Archives and Rare Books Library.

    Labor history concerns the lives of workers and their various and diverse struggles for workplace democracy, improved working conditions, collective bargaining and their relationship to changing forms of work and economic production. An online exhibit, Working for a Living, features the University of Cincinnati’s Archives and Rare Books Library labor collections. Part of the Urban Studies Collection, the labor collections include records from Cincinnati’s AFL-CIO Labor Council, the Regional Joint Board of the Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers, the Barbers’ Union Local 49, International Brotherhood of Painters & Allied Trades Local 308 and others. Available via the Libraries YouTube channel, the exhibit includes documents, photographs, pamphlets, union materials and more…